The Pacific Trash Vortex: The Canary in the Coalmine
Award-Winning Independent Documentary on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Pushes for Tugg Screening in Dallas on December 4
Whenever I ponder the mess we are in with plastic pollution, I can’t help but think about that scene from the 1960’s film The Graduate, where Benjamin is talking to his dad about his future and dad responds, “There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it.”
In less than two generations, plastic has gone from a promising packaging and product manufacturing solution, to a ubiquitous, essential component of the modern lifestyle. We wear it, drink out of it, brush our teeth with it, modern medicine depends on it, we use it in our buildings and homes, gadgets and more. It’s cheap, lightweight, durable, water-resistant and arguably more versatile than any other material on earth.
So why should we care about a material that makes our lives so much more convenient?
Read my full article in Green Source DFW
(photo courtesy of PlasticParadiseMovie.com)